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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Isopuisto

Kotka is an island. In the middle of it, is Isopuisto Park, "Big Park".



The Isopuisto Park is situated around the Orthodox Church. The wooded area was first converted into a park in the 19th century. Nowadays, the church area is decorated by a large group of bulb flowers and perennials which regenerates several times during the growing season. In the summer, the park is an oasis for the townspeople: children`s playgrounds, paddling pool and large grass areas provide an opportunity for playing, games, physical exercise or just enjoying sunshine. Via www.kotka.fi





Isopuiston historia on monipolvinen:
- perustettu v. 1801 ortodoksikirkon ympärille
- 1800-1900 lukujen vaihteessa se oli kaupungin ainoa puisto
- tuolloin alueella oli soittopaviljonki
- sota-aikana puisto jaettiin osittain viljelypalstoiksi
- 1956-59 huonokuntoisesta puistosta tehtiin saneeraussuunnitelma (puutarhaliike Onni Savilahti)
- mittavat korjaustyöt 1960-luvulla

2 kommenttia:

KooTee April 15, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

Taas upea aamusumu, työmatkalla kuvattu?

Mari April 16, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

Tunnet minut.